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Rosasite, Gypsum & Goethite with Aurichalcite - Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
WxHxD: 11x4x8cm= 4.3x1.5x3.1in
Rosasite is a zinc-copper carbonate hydroxide, occurring in the secondary oxidation zone of copper-zinc deposits. The color is blue-green, and the habit is fibrous. It is named after its type locality, the Rosas mind in Sardinia, Italy.
(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2; Hardness 4½; Monoclinic
Gypsum commonly forms in several environments, ranging from sedimentary evaporite deposits to hydrothermal vein deposits. It can occur in massive granular form (alabaster), translucent white crystals (selenite is one variety), and as desert “roses.” It has extensive practical uses, such as fertilizer (for sulfur) and as building material (plaster of Paris, dry wall). Giant crystals of gypsum occur in Mexico’s Cave of Crystals and Cave of Swords.
CaSO4 · 2H2O; Hardness 2; Monoclinic
Goethite is the yellow- or reddish-brown alpha polymorph of iron(III) oxide-hydroxide, typically occurring in low-temperature environments. Goethite has been well known since ancient times for its use as the pigment brown ochre. The mineral was named after the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
α-Fe3+O(OH); Hardness 5 - 5½; Orthorhombic
Aurichalcite is a rare, carbonate mineral usually found as a secondary mineral of zinc and copper deposits, often present as druzy crusts or aggregates of prismatic crystals. The color is usually bluish-green.
(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6; Hardness 1-2; monoclinic
Rosasite supports calming emotions, in particular one’s faith in the pefect nature of the universe. Relating to the 5th and 6th chakras, it assists in recognizing one’s personal mantra and other information from one’s higher guidance.
Gypsum supports personal growth and transformation. It has been used in the center position of medicine wheels to synthesize the six directions and promote heart-centered thinking and action.
Goethite supports finding joy in the journey of life, combining pragmatism with imagination, and energizing the pursuit of discovery. It supports connection with Earth so can help with dowsing and the use of divining rods.
Aurichalcite supports the throat and third eye chakras, providing calming and soothing energy. It helps one to consciously connect to one’s inner self and feeling, so that one may acknowledge and release deeply held emotional patterns such as fear, bringing inner harmony.
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